Summertime in the United States does not just mean out-of-town trips or enjoying beach getaways. Summer is also a time for scream fest as several horror movies are released during this season. This 2017, avid fans will see some spinoffs of popular horror franchises like “Annabelle: Creation” and the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel, “It.”

The horror movie genre has long been attracting a wide range of followers or moviegoers. So, as we wait for the upcoming releases of the aforementioned films, here are some reasons why these movies are worth watching.

‘It’ movie adaptation’s plot details

Do you ever find clowns scary or creepy? If yes, maybe you are familiar with killer clown Pennywise in the ‘90s television miniseries, “It.”

The 2017 movie adaptation version, however, will reportedly have some storyline revisions that will “improve King’s original story.” According to David Opie (via Moviepilot), the latest plot details suggested some improvements from the original, citing Pennywise’s creepy photos published in the French magazine, Mad Movies.

Opie said the image of the cinematic Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgård) has “lived up to the horror” of King’s novel. Some concept art and images of his hideout were also revealed, which included several creepy knickknacks that are reminiscent of the agony experienced by the kids in Derry, Maine in the hands of the notorious child-killing clown.

“It” director Andres Muschietti also revealed that the “final confrontation” will happen in Pennywise’s lair. Another interesting twist is the reason why the Loser’s Club is seeking vengeance.

In the novel, Bill Denbrough’s brother Georgie’s death motivated the group to hunt down Pennywise. In the upcoming movie, on the other hand, Bill has no idea that Georgie has been killed as he thought he was just missing.

Cast, release date and rating

As for the cast, Skarsgård is joined by Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Nicholas Hamilton, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Jaeden Liberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor and Finn Wolfhard.

Stephen King’s “It” is set to be released in cinemas on Sept. 8 and it has officially gotten a Rated R rating from the MPAA.

‘Annabelle: Creation’ info

Even though the marketing process for “It” seems to be falling behind, it is certainly not the case for the upcoming movie, “Annabelle: Creation.” In fact, several photos and posters were already released, hinting a warning on what to expect in the latest spinoff.

Based on the images that recently emerged, the evil doll movie will feature the “creepiest tea party.” Other photos also showed Annabelle in a coffin-like wooden box or stored in an incantation-guarded glass case of the Warrens.

The newest addition to “The Conjuring” universe is helmed by “Light’s Out” filmmaker David F.

Sandberg and is a prequel to its 2014 predecessor. The cast includes Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Tayler Buck, Grace Fulton, Lou Lou Safran, Lulu Wilson, Philippa Anne Coulthard, Stephanie Sigman and Talitha Bateman.

Story line and movie premiere

The prequel’s plot, on the other hand, will delve deeper into Annabelle’s origin and the story of a doll maker and his wife, who tragically lost their own daughter. Following the tragedy, the couple welcomed a nun and several orphaned girls from a wrecked orphanage into their household but dreadful things began when the girls became a prey to the demonic doll, which was possessed by the spirit of a murdered girl named Annabelle Higgins.

The prequel will premiere on Aug. 11 in the U.S. and the U.K. Due to the terror and violence of the film, it was given an R rating by the MPAA while it got a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.